Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Sylmar Home01/15/2016When the temperature mellows in Sylmar, the last thing you want to have to think about is sustaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch taking in the comfort of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a handful of things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you setting up air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high. There are a host of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning. Air is getting out through the glass of your windows - when air comes in to contact with glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you might be losing cool air through your attic, which then makes your air conditioner work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have the right amount of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you may need more insulation. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your air conditioner work harder, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair. We hope these couple tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about air conditioners, air conditioner repair, or any number of other things related to heating or cooling your home, give us a ring at 818-370-7266 or set up an appointment with us online.